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Title: Metal Canvas: Canadians and World War Two Aircraft Nose Art.
Description: St. Catharines, Ontario, Vanwell. 1999, First Edition. (ISBN: 1551250136) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 191 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. "Airplane nose art evolved out of necessity for identifying 'friendlies' from enemy aircraft, which quickly became a powerful means of self-expression for military pilots and their crews. From national insignia, squadron markings and number/letter combinations nose art evolved into more personalized artwork, and individual pilots began sporting colourful, even outrageous schemes. Squadrons often used a special crest or colour scheme to identify aircraft in the squadron. This was an aid to groundcrews as well and helped them prepare to service their incoming aircraft during battle." Contents: Hurricanes; P-40s; Spitfires; Beaufighters; Colour Panels; Mosquitos; Typhoons and Tempests; Trainers; Wellingtons; Transport; Bostons; Coastal Command and Naval Aircraft; Halifaxes; Lancasters; Mitchells; Liberators; Other Aircraft; Bibliography; Index of Air and Ground Crew. A very minor wrinkle at top edge of spine. Dust jacket has very minor wear and wrinkle at top of spine. Near Fine/Near Fine.

Keywords: World War Ii, Nose Art, Aircraft, Rcaf, Royal Canadian Air Force, Identification, Artwork, Decoration, Hurricanes, Lancasters, Spitfires, Beaufighters, Mosquitos, Typhoons, Tempests, Wellingtons, Bostons, Halifaxes, Mitchells, Liberators, Coastal Command,

Price: US$ 30.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 30226

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